Growing up as one of four children in Glasco, NY, Anthony Sasso was always surrounded by art, music, and creativity. After graduating from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York, Sasso’s culinary career began with stints at trailblazing restaurants wd~50, Union Pacific, and Bobby Flay’s Bolo. Then he found his way to a small corner spot on 17th and Irving: Andy Nusser’s Casa Mono. Soon after, Sasso moved to the Costa Brava to live with his extended family and work at the renowned coastal marisqueria “El Hogar Gallego,” which is run by the legendary Guillo family.

When Sasso returned to the States, he was promoted to Head Chef at Casa Mono, and later began an apprenticeship at Fleisher’s Butcher Shop where he learned to break down whole animals. In 2008, Sasso became one of the youngest chefs to be recognized by the Michelin Guide, obtaining his first of five consecutive Michelin stars for Casa Mono. Sasso has been featured in the New York TimesNew York PostEdible Manhattan and has cooked at the James Beard House. He joined La Sirena in January 2017 as Executive Chef.

the team

Josh Laurano

Josh Laurano grew up in a food family. Known as the knish queen of West Virginia, Laurano’s mother owned and operated a local organic bakery. His father, a vegetarian restaurant in New ...

Joe Bastianich

Joe Bastianich is one of America’s preeminent restaurateurs and TV personalities; he is also a New York Times bestselling author and triathlete. A renown authority on Italian wine, in 2005, he was ...

Mario Batali

With restaurants worldwide and a host of television shows, including ABC’s “The Chew,” Mario Batali is one of the most recognized and respected chefs working today. Mario is also the New York ...

Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz has been working in Italian restaurants since he was fifteen. Jeff attended Babson College and majored in Marketing and Entrepreneurship. Not long after graduation, Jeff relocated to New York where ...

Maximilian Quattrone

Maximilian Quattrone joined La Sirena as General Manager in January 2017. Previously, Maximilian held managerial and wine-centric positions at some of New York City’s most popular restaurants. Before becoming General Manager of ...

Kathryn Gillan

Originally from Brookline, Massachusetts, Kathryn Gillan has been producing events in New York City for five years. She began her career with David Monn where she worked her way from an internship ...

Thea Habjanic

Thea Habjanic is Executive Pastry Chef at La Sirena. Born and raised in Manhattan, Thea grew up in her father’s Northern Italian restaurant on 46th Street’s Restaurant Row: Osteria del Carso. After graduating from ...

Scott Woltz

Scott Woltz is La Sirena’s wine director. He comes to us from Eleven Madison Park. 

Katie Stipe

Katie Stipe has been fortunate to work in some of New York and the world’s most beloved cocktail bars.  She learned her craft at Flatiron Lounge over ten years ago where she ...